Henry Rawie DeSelm Collection
This collection includes several maps two Civil War prints. The maps depict geographical and ecological areas in the United States, including specific maps of Tennessee and Kentucky, along with maps of the United States. There are also 4 atlases. There are 2 copies of Geologic Quadrangle Maps of Tennessee, 1956. Also included is Forest Atlas-Geographic Distribution of North American Trees, Part I-Pines, 1913, as well as A Forest Atlas of the South, 1969. The Civil War prints come from a book, Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War, published in 1896, and depict battles in Tennessee during 1863, including the Battle of Lookout Mountain and Capture of Mission Ridge.
The material in this collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are stored offsite and must be requested in advance. See www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.
Conditions Governing Use
The UT Libraries claims only physical ownership of most material in the collections. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants on www.special.lib.utk.edu for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.
0.5 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)
This collection includes several maps and two Civil War prints. The maps depict geographical and ecological areas in the United States, including maps of Tennessee and Kentucky, along with maps of the United States. The Civil War prints come from a book and depict battles in Tennessee during 1863.
Henry Rawie "Hal" DeSelm was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He met his wife in junior high school. He went on to join the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he went to Ohio State University. In 1956, him and his wife moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he joined the University of Tennessee in the Botany Deparment and the Ecology Program. He remained a professor there until 1989, becoming a Professor Emeritus. He was a member and scientific contributor to many environmentalist and scientific publications and organizations. DeSelm died on July 11, 2011.